razzle-dazzle


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razzle-dazzle

Excitement, attention, or fanfare. This is actually an event for a very serious cause, once you get past all the razzle-dazzle.

razzle-dazzle

(ˈræzlæˈdæzlæ)
n. flamboyant publicity; hype. After all the razzle-dazzle dies down, we’ll see what things are really like.
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Adult learner Frances Armington, who was paired with Rebecca, took the "Razzle-Dazzle" theme in a different direction.
For all its razzle-dazzle, ours is a writer's theatre--it thrives when its writers thrive and falters only when we fail to champion their contributions.
CARDIFF: New Theatre (029 20878880), Chicago - the razzle-dazzle of the Broadway musical comes to Cardiff, 7.30pm.
While the subway system adheres to a traditional graphics program and mosaic art motifs, this station needed more than that; it needed a new identity to express the razzle-dazzle spirit of Times square.
Years ago there was a con game called the razzle-dazzle. Players threw marbles onto a numbered grid.
Razzle-dazzle Rivett scored a try in the first half and three in the second to give Leeds Rhinos a record 52-16 win at Wembley.
Despite the razzle-dazzle of his shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East and arms-control agreements with the Soviet Union, his tenure seems to have left few real accomplishments.
Camp queens have always thrilled to the sequence in which the Ethel Merman-esque Helen Lawson character, played by Susan Hayward, wows the audience of a New Haven theater with a show-stopping, razzle-dazzle anthem of personal autonomy performed in the psychedelic shadows of a whirling, Calderian mobile.
The illustrious pair are not only knocked out by its power and speed but by the razzle-dazzle showmanship that has fans dancing in the aisles.
This sickening objectification of Kennedy, transforming him into a crash-test dummy for expert scrutiny, speaks volumes about the media's obsession with violent images, their sadistic voyeurism, and the way they use razzle-dazzle media gadgetry to get us to focus on the small frame instead of the big picture.
The conference also had its share of high-tech razzle-dazzle. A pre-conference workshop and a session during the meeting focused on computer mapping and how to better include plantings in urban planning.
What should be clear from the Martini's fade-out and razzle-dazzle reentry is it is not a static drink.
A supernatural costumer about a fox demon's hunger for true love and live hearts, "Painted Skin II: The Resurrection" combines technical razzle-dazzle with a competently told yarn that allows its stars to shine.
Set in the 19th Century, journalist Jane Sullivan's second novel is full of intrigue, mixed with the drama and razzle-dazzle of the travelling show.
Through an irresistible blend of Broadway razzle-dazzle, old-fashioned show biz moxie and soon-to-be musical classics like Some Hebrews, Mose's Turn and of course, the title number, Moses tirelessly shepherds the Children of Israel to the Promised Landwhether they like it or not.